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Category:Television news programs by decade has been nominated for discussionEdit

 

Category:Television news programs by decade, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Rathfelder (talk) 15:24, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Films about rabbits and haresEdit

I noticed you removed the "Films about rabbits and hares" categories from articles of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons. Why? Don't those categories fit the cartoons? 2605:E000:2E52:FA00:3015:6E58:D904:20EF (talk) 16:12, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

@2605:E000:2E52:FA00:3015:6E58:D904:20EF: Because they are in the subcategory Category:Animated films about rabbits and hares.

C. K. Scott MoncrieffEdit

Why did you remove C. K. Scott Moncrieff from translators from French? Xxanthippe (talk) 21:23, 3 January 2020 (UTC).

@Xxanthippe: He's categorized under Category:French–English translators, which is a subcategory of the same. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:27, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Thx. Xxanthippe (talk) 21:29, 3 January 2020 (UTC).
@Xxanthippe: Any time. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:42, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Article suggestionsEdit

Do you think an African visual artist known as ojingiri peter art is credible enough to have an article on wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Butterfield6 (talkcontribs) 00:23, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

@Butterfield6: I don't know - what kinds of sources are there about him? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:26, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

MEDIA www.dailytrust.com www.craftandgrit.com Www.medium.com www.glamsquadmagazine.com briefly.co.za www.slightmag.com refer.ng www.legit.ng www.atinkanews.net www.thesparkng.com www.nairaland.com

Butterfield6 (talk) 01:33, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Butterfield6: Those references aren't specific enough, I'm afraid. And I'm not finding very much with a Google search. Right now I don't think there's enough to justify an article, sorry. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:13, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you so much Butterfield6 (talk) 02:19, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

@Butterfield6: Sorry I couldn't be of more help. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:21, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Article Suggestion: Gillie Da KidEdit

Sorry if this is not welcomed but saw that you wrote an incredible amount of articles and don't know how to go about it. Can I suggest a page be made for Gillie Da Kid? Whether you or somebody you can suggest to get this to because I'm very surprised to see there isn't one on him. He's a rapper and very notable considering. Not commercially successful but he's a really well known name in the genre and a long story to his career — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:40:C004:AAE0:9C75:A400:58A5:65DF (talk) 14:01, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Please let me fix incorrect information on the website describing meEdit

Hi,

Someone created a wikipedia site about me without my knowledge on Nov 22. Here it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corinna_L%C3%B6ckenhoff I'm just a random academic, not a public figure, and don't really need a wikipedia page. The problem is, the page is wrong. It's misrepresenting my affiliations, it's misrepresenting my work, it has typos and looks highly unprofessional. I'm currently up for promotion and when I noticed the faulty page I tried to fix it immediately so nobody who is supposed to review me gets the wrong impression.

None of the changes I made are controversial in any way - they just make sure that my affiliations are correct, my work is described correctly, and readers are pointed to original sources describing my work (instead of excerpts from news articles that are glossing over key details). I provided cites for all the info.

When I finally got it fixed (took me a couple of hours since I don't speak "Wikipedia") I realized that soon thereafter you undid my edits and I also got blocked for allegedly not being who I am. I finally managed to get myself unblocked, but the person who unblocked me (called Nosebagbear) said I could not just confirm my earlier edits but had to talk to whoever blocked my edits so it would not look like there was an editing war going on.

Could you please to one of the following (1) completely delete the page (I really don't need one, my departmental website is all the professional representation I need) (2) turn it to a stub that reads "Corinna Löckenhoff is an associate professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Gerontology in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.[1]" it should have my Orcid ID at the bottom along with a link to my google scholar site. (3) let my original edits stand

You seem to care about women scientists (since you were nice enough to put a "women scientist" tag on the page) and it would be very helpful to this particular woman scientist if she could focus on her science instead of trying to fix her wikipedia entry.

Thanks in advance.

Loeckenhoff (talk) 22:33, 8 January 2020 (UTC)Loeckenhoff

@Loeckenhoff: I'm afraid I'm not the one who did the reverting - I'm the one whose edits the article reverted to. It was @Drm310: who performed the revert; I would speak to them about the COI issue. I might be able to help with the rest, but for now I'd speak to them about the issue. I've pinged them for response. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:40, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! (clearly I have no clue about this wiki stuff - just want to make sure my entry is correct - or gone altogether) @Drm310:, looking forward to hear from you. Loeckenhoff (talk) 22:55, 8 January 2020 (UTC)Loeckenhoff
@Loeckenhoff: Don't worry - you're getting the hang of it. :-) I know it's not always the easiest place to navigate. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:57, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Discussion and response also at User talk:Drm310#Corinna Löckenhoff. --Drm310 🍁 (talk) 22:06, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Loechenhoff: I strongly sympathize with your concerns. I have commented more fully on Women in Red. Thanks very much for bringing this to our attention.--Ipigott (talk) 11:23, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

I just often see your corrections and changes that improve Wikipedia and never said thank you. Since I work on 14th c. Italian music your name always jumps out at me as being of my era. :-) -- Michael Scott Cuthbert (talk) 15:41, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

@Mscuthbert: Thanks very much - you're very kind. Little bit before my time, familiarity-wise, I'm afraid, but I run into it now and again all the same. Though my choir is currently preparing a Josquin motet for our next concert. Should be fun. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:56, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

SockpuppetEdit

User https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/DESK_JOVI is a sockpuppet of User:GARY_809 and User:AH999. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Extralager (talkcontribs) 21:44, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

@Extralager: Have you reported this over at WP:SPI? Nothing can be done until they investigate. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:25, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Superfluous categoriesEdit

Why are you making edits like this? ―Justin (koavf)TCM 20:20, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

@Koavf: My understanding is that all by-gender categories are non-diffusing by default. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:21, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Ser Amantio di Nicolao, My understanding is that a category like American women novelists must also be diffused with another category of American novelists, e.g. Novelists from Nevada (as it's diffusing American novelists by state). ―Justin (koavf)TCM 20:25, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Koavf: Yes. But my understanding was also that categories by-century-and-gender should also diffuse. To wit: Category:21st-century American women artists and Category:21st-century American artists and its children. I thought that's what I was doing here? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:27, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Ser Amantio di Nicolao, Hm. What an annoyance. I wish we never had these non-diffusing categories. I'll read up. Thanks. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 20:28, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Koavf: As will I. I will say, I've noticed the rule doesn't seem to be as hard-and-fast within music articles, for whatever reason. Not being attuned (ha) to the non-classical world I can't guess further. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:30, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of Juruá River (Rondônia) for deletionEdit

 

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6 millionEdit

I guessed back in November or whenever it was that it would be end of January, I thought Jan 21, not far off! 6 million is starting to get a serious figure, but only a tiny fraction of what is possible of course. A truly resourceful comprehensive encyclopedia in which every article is the highest possible quality is going to take hundreds of years without a doubt. I am certain that Wikipedia will still be around in 2100, even if this evolves into something like a 3D encyclopedia or something where you can put on eye googles and have articles narrated while looking at 3d scenery of related pictures! You never know!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:10, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: I keep marveling at how poor our coverage even of American topics is, and of course that's light-years better than our coverage of many other countries. If our American coverage is so spotty, imagine what that means for the rest of the world. We have a long way to go yet... --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:09, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: and Ser Amatino di Nicolao - I just dropped by to say Bravo! - what wonderful "Most important" contributions to The Signpost's Community view article. Thanks!

But I'm going to go much further - I was thinking very hard about what meaningful could be said about 6,000,000. This thread is it. I'm going to summarize the first 2 comments and put them in Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Next issue/News and notes. I'll leave off your usernames for now, but would much prefer adding them please check there in a few minutes. Smallbones(smalltalk) 15:40, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

@Smallbones: I'm flattered, thanks. :-) Feel free to use my username in any way you wish/need. And I'm glad you enjoyed my choice of Eckerlin - of all of my articles, that's one about which I'm about the proudest for the reasons stated. (Also because I developed it all thanks to a one-line reference in a single source.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:51, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Indeed. Thanks Smallbones. Exactly Ser. All those unincorporated communities still without photos too, if only there was a US Geograph! This site has such amazing potential but the sheer amount of grunt work needed to get it to what it could be at times is exasperating! User:Emijrp/All Human Knowledge somehow came up with 104,701,020 potential articles. Seems nearer to what is possible than what we currently have at least, but I suspect it could be over 1 billion if you really think about all of those potential general articles on "hidden" topics, like "Corn production in Johnson County, Kansas and Kumquat production in Jiangxi etc and ones going back in time like Construction in 1880s London, Quetzaltenango in the 19th century etc. Mind boggling when you really look into it!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:41, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Great. Thanks. BTW, corn production should be way down over the last 2 decades in Johnson County, Kansas Smallbones(smalltalk) 17:54, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Collingwood (mansion), just added a bit on the museum, can't believe they closed it and have a permit to bulldoze it down! Don't know if you ever visited it..♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:44, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: I never did - it was on my list for a while (sort of), but I never got around to it. Odd little place - I'm not sure anyone ever quite figured out what the museum was supposed to be about. I'm sorry to see the house go, but I've read that it was extensively renovated in the 30's sometime, so a lot of the historic fabric is already gone. It's just down the road from me, actually - I used to come home off the George Washington Memorial Parkway by taking the Collingwood turnoff. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:48, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Does look like it was a curious place. The 1890 photo reminds me of the house in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House!♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:59, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

And we made it, 6 million! Woohoo!! @Rosiestep:'s Maria Elise Turner Lauder looks like it came close!! Fingers crossed!♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:06, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

I was trying! :) --Rosiestep (talk) 19:09, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
@Dr. Blofeld: Wish I could have helped, but I have, you know, work and other office stuff to do.
As for Collingwood, the house itself was nice enough - nothing particularly remarkable for around here - but the collection always struck me as catch-as-catch-can; judging from the description I can see a better representation of the same stuff downtown at the Smithsonian, and for free. A problem which a number of local museums tend to face around here... --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:08, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of Mbasakana for deletionEdit

 

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mbasakana until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 08:35, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

WP:DUPCATEdit

Thanks, I "created" COM:REDCAT years ago, I like BLPCAT after finding it recently, but DUPCAT is odd. –84.46.52.79 (talk) 04:37, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

@84.46.52.79: I understand why it's confusing, and I have my own feelings about it myself, sometimes, but as long as it's what we have in place I think its use should be respected. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:39, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

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February with Women in RedEdit

February 2020, Volume 6, Issue 2, Numbers 150, 151, 152, 154, 155


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The Great Britain/Ireland DestubathonEdit

Hi. The Wikipedia:The Great Britain/Ireland Destubathon is planned for March 2020, a contest/editathon to eliminate as many stubs as possible from all 134 counties. Amazon vouchers/book prizes are planned for most articles destubbed from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and Northern Ireland and whoever destubs articles from the most counties out of the 134. Sign up on page if interested in participating, hope this will prove to be good fun and productive, we have over 44,000 stubs!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:57, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

If you're not interested don't worry. Sorry if I upset you. I was going to do this for the US at some point, perhaps that would interest you more. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:36, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism of accurate edit by userEdit

Hi there,

This user Waleewedemi who is an employee of Segun Adebutu keeps removing accurate editing done to his profile. The user is the Group Head, Corporate Communications for Petrolex Oil and Gas, a company owned by Segun Adebutu

On January 28, 2020, Nigeria's leading investigative newspaper reported in an Exclusive story that Segun Adebutu was detained by the anti-graft agency called the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, over allegations of economic sabotage and tax fraud. Attempts to update his profile with the controversy has been met with vandalism from the user waleewedemi.

He keeps removing the column.

Segun Adebutu was detained and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on January 28, 2020 at the anti-graft Lagos office for economic sabotage and tax fraud associated with Premier Lotto, a company he is an Executive Director of.[1]

@Opelogbon: Have you discussed the issue on the article's talk page or with the editor in question? That would be the best place to start. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:50, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ser Amantio di Nicolao: He is a staff of Segun Adebutu, he stated that on his profile. The new column is accurate but affect his boss, he will do everything to delete it. He won't listen to any talks.
@Opelogbon: Then it needs to be raised on the article talk page so other editors with interest can have input. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:59, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

ControversyEdit

Segun Adebutu was detained and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on January 28, 2020 at the anti-graft Lagos office for economic sabotage and tax fraud associated with Premier Lotto, a company he is an Executive Director of.[2]

  1. ^ Samuel Ogundipe (28 January 2020). "EXCLUSIVE: EFCC goes after 'Baba Ijebu' over alleged multi-billion naira tax fraud". Premium Times.
  2. ^ Samuel Ogundipe (28 January 2020). "EXCLUSIVE: EFCC goes after 'Baba Ijebu' over alleged multi-billion naira tax fraud". Premium Times.

Authority Control...Edit

I see you adding this template to a number of the articles I have been working on, should I start adding this to the articles I am creating for all the little unincorporated communities, or is this only for the larger cities and villages that have a notable persons list? From what I see at WP:VIAF it's mostly for biographical or disambiguation purposes? - Adolphus79 (talk) 04:07, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

@Adolphus79: It exists for geographical locations as well - I've just added it to all of the articles on communes of France and municipalities of Spain, for instance, and have been conducting some experiments with localities in Sweden, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria as well. It seems to me that in the US its use is more hit-or-miss right now - I find it on articles about larger locales, counties, and national protected areas, for instance, but less on articles about smaller communities and CDPs. Personally, I'd add the template to articles you create. I've been doing it with biographical articles for some time, for one thing. At the very least, it doesn't show if there's nothing on Wikidata to show, so it doesn't ruin the syntax of the article. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:12, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Done... I'll blanket all of my articles now, and start adding it when I create the stubs, so it is already there when the data becomes available... thank you, happy editing... - Adolphus79 (talk) 04:15, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
@Adolphus79: With the additional caveat that my advice could be wrong - it often is. :-) But it looks to me that we're headed in a direction where it's going to be used for a lot of things (I've seen it attached to museums and universities, and even Civil War battles). Happy to be of help, and happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:17, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
After a 10 year break, the "re"-learning curve is a bitch... feel free to blame it all on me... lol - Adolphus79 (talk) 04:30, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
@Adolphus79: If it's any consolation, I've been around here, without fail, for most of the past decade plus, and I'm still not entirely sure I know what's going on sometimes. :-) Story of my life, really... --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:31, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
I saw that too, on a page on my watch list, and I wasn't sure what it actually does. Psu256 (talk) 18:37, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

reFillEdit

Hi, I notice you use reFill. This is a useful tool but sometimes introduces errors, most frequently inserting the unsupported parameter "|deadurl=y" instead of "|url-status=dead", but also failing to add "|archive-date" when the url being filled is from archive.today/archive.is, such as here. I would ask you to preview your edits and resolve any issues before submitting. Thanks. --John B123 (talk) 23:06, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

@John B123: Thanks very much for the alert; I had not realized that some of what it was doing was depreciated. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:31, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
I assume you mean deprecated, not depreciated? Psu256 (talk) 18:35, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
@Psu256: Maybe...my vocabulary, and brain power, drop precipitously after 10:00 PM most evenings. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:38, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Ulric DunbarEdit

About time! Kingoflettuce (talk) 10:02, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

@Kingoflettuce: Excellent. (Although it doesn't do anything to answer the questions I've always had about the origins of his name. But then, no other source I've been able to find does, either.) When I have a moment - most likely tomorrow, as I'm busy all day today - I will look into Virgil McMahan's Artists of Washington, D.C., 1796 - 1996 and see if he has anything to add. (Likely not, but you never know.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:47, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Cheers! :) Forgot to introduce myself, just some random dude who stumbled across an interview of yours on Twitter. I thought you would have had created the Dunbar article yourself in these two years, especially after you specifically mentioned him in that interview! Thanks for all the work you do both here and elsewhere anyway Kingoflettuce (talk) 05:48, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
@Kingoflettuce: You're very kind, thanks - I try to do my bit as best I'm able. As to Dunbar, I find that the more time I spend in these environs, the longer my to-create list gets; I try not to think about it too much, lest I lose my mind. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:32, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

New guy hereEdit

After doing everything backwards I finished my first article realizing after about a week I needed to do my user page first. That was 45 min ago. And your supposed to do just a little at a time with your first article, at least that was the recommendation for beginners. I saw your interview on YouTube after I started and laughed because my church is my first article. It would be great if you checked mine out. And to clarify how new I’am, I hope this isn’t seen as rude, obnoxious or offensive within the wiki editor community. I’d love a note or feedback. If anyone else reads this please do the same. The article title is St.Edward Parish (Chicago). Thanks again for your time and reading. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Theemurman (talkcontribs) 12:46, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Christiaan KriensEdit

Good afternoon from Amsterdam. For the dutch Wikipedia I wrote an article about Christiaan Kriens. Due to the fact that Brussels and Amsterdam both were mentioned as places of birth, I looked that up. Nor the Civil Service of Amsterdam nor Brussels mention a born Kriens in that period. His act of naturalisation (1922) for the US mentions Dresden as place of birth, just as his document for the army in the Netherlands ([https://noord-hollandsarchief.nl/personen/databases?mivast=236&mizig=100&miadt=236&miq=1&milang=nl&misort=last_mod%7Cdesc&mip1=kriens&mip3=Christiaan&mif1=765&miview=tbl At the left at the bottom). His father (with the same) name was working as a clarinetist in Dresden during the season 1880-1881, then came back to the Netherlands. The connection with Brussels and Amsterdam is unknown for the "old" Kriens.Ceescamel (talk) 12:41, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

@Ceescamel: Thanks very much - please feel free to add it with the sources. Looking back over the history of the article it seems that it was not I who introduced Brussels into the equation - the original stub said that he was born in Germany to Dutch parents. I shall have to return to the source to check; furthermore I shall also take a look at Baker when I get home this evening to see what it says. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:22, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
I will wait for your response about Baker. Tomorrow I am writing about his father or his brother. Sources about Dresden you can find under the dutch page (Letzer, Kruseman), problem is that Letzer is not very reliable about births etc.Ceescamel (talk) 15:31, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ceescamel: Baker is a new source for me; I don't know how accurate my edition is yet. I suspect the initial source that I mentioned earlier is John Tasker Howard, whom I always found to be reasonably reliable (with the caveat that many of his subjects were so obscure that I don't always have other information available about them.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:09, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ceescamel: I've just checked Baker - the Slonimsky edition - which claims Brussels as a birthplace. Howard, however, states that he was born in Germany to Dutch parents. I tend to think Dresden is more likely, as you have two sources that support it, and Howard supports the country. I'd love to know where Slonimsky got his information, though... --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:36, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
I was convinced by this PDF about the Staatskapelle Dresden, where is mentioned that father Kriens was working in Dresden at the time. I changed his place of birth on Wikidata already,Ceescamel (talk) 09:37, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ceescamel: I have no objections to your changing the English-language article, too, if you wish; you have better access to the sources than I do. I would suggest mentioning Brussels in a footnote, only because Baker's is such a common reference, and Kriens such an obscure figure, that people might wonder at the discrepancy. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:56, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
I translated the dutch article in essence, but my English is not so well. Please check it? I found out that his third surname is Wilhelm, the german version of Willem. It is a hint towards Germany as place of birth, but Wilhelm was used rather frequently in the Netherlands as well, not so much in Belgium,Ceescamel (talk) 12:13, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ceescamel: Your English is fine. (Much better than my Dutch, that's for sure :-)) I did a quick pass over the article, but most of what I tweaked was formatting. It looks good otherwise. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:04, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

My teacher English thought otherwise; never reached a 6 out of 10. Only my Latin was worse........Christiaans brother Marinus seems more famous these days. He was one of the first Dutch victims in World War I; he fought as voluntair for his new country France at Frise.Ceescamel (talk) 08:57, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

@Ceescamel: I only know Christiaan from a couple of passing references. There's the one in Howard (very interesting read if you have any interest in American music of the early 20th century), and a slightly longer one in one of Nicolas Slonimsky's books. Sad story. I wonder if any of his music has survived in an archive somewhere...
Latin I don't know at all, beside the occasional mass text. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 09:14, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for your work!Edit

  The Editor's Barnstar
Thank you for your very fine contributions to Pohick Church. This was the first time I have encountered a GAN that did I did not need to put on hold and I could pass straightaway (after making edits of my own). The point is that you did a good job with the article and submitted it with no issues that I couldn't fix. Utopes (talk / cont) 02:51, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
@Utopes: You're very kind, thanks - glad you liked it. :-) Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 07:24, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Removing musician categoriesEdit

Hello, why have you removed the national musician categories from many the pages of many notable musicians? According to Merriam Webster, a musician is "a composer, conductor, or performer of music," which describes these people. إيان (talk) 10:32, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

@إيان: They are categorized as Category:Algerian male singers or Category:Algerian female singers, which is a subset of Category:Algerian singers, which is a subset of Category:Algerian musicians by instrument, which is a subset of Category:Algerian musicians - there's no need for them to be in both. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:03, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ser Amantio di Nicolao: Ah, thank you for the clarification. إيان (talk) 16:19, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
@إيان: Certainly - happy to clarify. Happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:22, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Documentary on Wikipedia 20th Birthday for the European Cultural Network ARTEEdit

Dear Steven,


my name is Lorenza Castella and I'm a documentary film director from Italy, living and working in Cologne.

I'm currently working on a 52-minute documentary on Wikipedia's 20th Birthday for the French/German cultural network ARTE. We'll be glad to tell you more about the project and hope you could be interested in participating in it.

You can contact me at lorenza(at)castella(dot)florianfilm.de or my collegue Jascha on LinkedIn.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Best wishes,


Lorenza Castella — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A0A:A540:85CA:0:A5F4:103F:FF7A:48B4 (talk) 15:40, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Documentary on Wikipedia 20th Birthday for the European Cultural Network ARTEEdit

Dear Steven,


my name is Lorenza Castella and I'm a documentary film director from Italy, living and working in Cologne.

I'm currently working on a 52-minute documentary on Wikipedia's 20th Birthday for the French/German cultural network ARTE. We'll be glad to tell you more about the project and hope you could be interested in participating in it.

You can contact me at lorenza(at)castella(dot)florianfilm.de or my collegue Jascha on LinkedIn.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Best wishes,


Lorenza Castella (former member in a Wikipedia-based university platform for historical studies, who has unfortunatly completly forgetten how to properly edit this message) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A0A:A540:85CA:0:A5F4:103F:FF7A:48B4 (talk) 15:49, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for adding authority control to so many articles about small towns. It's a tedious and thankless job, but I'm sure the pay is excellent. :) Sundayclose (talk) 02:24, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

@Sundayclose: I can honestly say that I'm getting quadruple the amount I'm usually paid for my edits. Quintuple, even. Yes, it's a bit thankless, but it needs to be done - thanks for noticing. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:35, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

A cookie for you!Edit

  Thanks for all your recent edits regarding authority control. Bobherry Talk Edits 02:36, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
@Bobherry: Perfect timing, thanks - I just finished dinner, so this will do nicely for dessert. :-) Happy to be of service; it's a big lift, but hopefully I'll be done in another couple of weeks. I think I'm about halfway through the US right now... --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:38, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Eight years!

today, birthday of Elke Heidenreich who wrote with her husband Alte Liebe after they separated, - my little contrib to what should be a good idea not only on Valentine's Day --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:14, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Thank you kindly. I hope to get back to some article writing in a little bit, once I'm done with this current round of authority control. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 07:51, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
one after the other ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Jean Théodore LatourEdit

External links appear to be obsolete. Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Regwik~eswiki (talkcontribs) 14:04, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

@Regwik~eswiki: There's a bot that will eventually find and fix broken refs like that. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:22, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Film Gli anni più belliEdit

Hi, dearest Ser Amantio di Nicolao, how are you?

Me I'm fine, and yeaterday evening assisted with my Love this film, so sweeeeeet!!!

Please, I ask 3 minutes of your time to read the new page I opened just now, and correct my mistakes. I know that, as the film is new, may be in English will have title changed.... what can we do? Just to wayt the redirection, isn't it?

Thanks a lot for your precious help and have a nice Sunday!!!

Rei Momo (talk) 14:51, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Hkamti TownshipEdit

Remember about 12 years back there was barely any mention of the townships online and I was trying to compile a list of township-level divisions of Burma. Still very scrappy but look what I managed to do! That's what I was envisaging all along when I started "sub stubs". Still not enough info for all 70,000 odd villages of Burma but a lot of the 13,000 odd village tracts and wards you could probably find enough for a meaty stub/weak start like Laung Sauk and them being worthwhile starting now! I could probably get all the 330 odd townships expanded in a year but too much work!! If I can expand a few of Sagaing Region and get the village tracts started that would be at least something! There's still all those Vietnamese district and commune stubs remember, most of the communes are still missing I think.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:46, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Nice. It's true, things have come a long way in the past decade-plus. The big thing I'm working on right now is authority control, trying to add templates to things like French communes and localities in the United States. Another place where I find other countries are lagging behind a bit - we have authority control information for a lot of Europe, and a lot of the US, but not much for other countries yet, near as I can tell. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:22, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Still lots of US localities without photos and just the generic demographic type data created in the original bot creations. So many of them could benefit from some local research. Given the US has a population of over 350 million you'd think there would be more active editors! The photos for Vietnam have increased significantly too just in looking, there's over 600 photos in the main An Giang province category, badly needs organizing. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:54, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
@Dr. Blofeld: Yeah, Commons needs more organization, but there's a lot of material there. AS for the US, it's come a long way in the past few years, but I sometimes think we need some kind of concerted effort to take a bunch of the articles in hand and get them under control. This year should be interesting, with the new census data coming out. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 10:57, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

“I just go on doing, as they say, my thing. I believe this takes a certain courage.”Edit

Great quote in a nice article. Congrats! --Rosiestep (talk) 19:31, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

@Rosiestep: Thank you kindly. A wonderful sentiment from one of my favorite composers, I've always thought. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:13, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Documentary Film on Wikipedia for ARTEEdit

Dear Steven,

as I already wrote in your talk a couple of days ago, my dear colleague Jascha Hannover and I are documentary filmmakers based in Cologne, Germany. One year ago we started to work on a Documentary about Wikipedia for the German/French cultural broadcaster Arte which should be finished just in time for its 20th birthday.

Again, we’d be delighted to interview you for this film and we'd be glad to tell you more about our film project and its focus or send you our filmography.

We're very much looking forward to hearing back from you.

All the best,

Lorenza Castella and Jascha Hannover Florianfilm Köln (talk) 11:45, 18 February 2020 (UTC)Florianfilm Kön

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Dalessandro Arizona District 2 SenatorEdit

Looks like she has a professional photo here: https://skinny08.wordpress.com/tag/andrea-dalessandro/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.183.78.69 (talk) 02:26, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

A noteEdit

Sorry for messaging you this I just wanted to let you know the IP is correct on this edit https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arcanum,_Ohio&oldid=941853978 Gregory is the mayor of that town currently. I looked it up. Bobherry Talk Edits 02:14, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

@Bobherry: Thanks for letting me know. I was afraid I might have sent a baby out with the bathwater, but there was such a mess of stuff going on that I was going for triage. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:16, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
At first I thought it was vandalism as well but did some research I have since gave them a constructive IP welcome and a teahouse invite. Bobherry Talk Edits 02:17, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
@Bobherry: I should have done the same - guess I'm trying to do too much right now. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:21, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

March 2020 at Women in RedEdit

March 2020, Volume 6, Issue 3, Numbers 150, 151, 156, 157, 158, 159


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Category:People from TokyoEdit

Hi, this has over 1100 entries, not even a Category:Artists from Tokyo, can you sort it out sometime, no rush of course.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:19, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: When I have a minute - I have a couple of tasks in the queue to get to, but may be able to shoot for this sometime this weekend. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:00, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

Luciano OnderEdit

Hi dearest Ser Amantio di Nicolao, how are you? Me and my family are going well, here!

I've opened this short page, and I ask you, please, 3 or 4 minutes to read it and correct the mistakes of my poor English. Thanks a lot for your very important help!!!

Rei Momo (talk) 08:36, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

Author & Professional Dating Coach Alan Roger CurrieEdit

I have a request for help from you: Can you kindly provide me with some support for the Alan Roger Currie article that I created in April 2015?? I would VERY MUCH appreciate your support and assistance. Thank you. The Discussion is HERE Chicago Smooth (talk) 16:40, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

@Chicago Smooth: Please see Wikipedia:Canvassing; I'm not going to weigh in, as the article doesn't relate to my areas of interest. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:46, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Oh, okay. My apologies. Thanks for letting me know Chicago Smooth (talk) 18:12, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors!Edit

please help translate this message into your local language via meta
  The 2019 Cure Award
In 2019 you were one of the top ~300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a thematic organization whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:35, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Winslow Lewis photoEdit

The US lighthouse society has this photo of Lewis: https://uslhs.org/lighthouse-information/builders-inventors/captain-winslow-lewis To me, it looks like the same person at different ages, compared to the one you removed from Winslow Lewis. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 22:53, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

@Bubba73: Two things about it. One, the fashion doesn't quite convince me - it's a little too mod for someone who died in 1850. Second: this site states the same image is of "Winslow Lewis, Jr.", who died in 1875 - which would be more in line with the clothing in the portrait, to my mind. I'm not sure how reliable the site is, unfortunately, but this suggests the have been using the portrait to portray their founder since at least 1976.
*sigh* I wish there were a better quality copy of the older portrait. That would put the whole thing to rest right away. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:59, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm looking at his features - the bottom of his ear, the eyebrows, the shape of the nose, the shape of the chin, and the creases in his cheeks. I think it is the same person. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 23:08, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
Well, the dates don't match on the link you gave above. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 23:11, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
@Bubba73: Which link? Looking further at the one from the Masons, this passage indicates that Winslow Lewis the mason is the son of the lighthouse builder. And I'm not good with faces, but to me it seems possible that the two portraits we're looking at are of father and son. Anyhow - I'm off home in a couple of minutes, so I'll have to investigate further after dinner. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 23:19, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
This link. Could be father and son, or maybe his nephew, as mentioned, but to me it looks like the same person at different ages. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 00:21, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
@Bubba73: I wish the sources were clearer. Maybe I'll send some e-mails tomorrow, see if I can run them to ground. I'd love to know the source of the USLHS photo. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:49, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

Mark addition of authority control as a minor edit?Edit

Could I convince you to please mark additions of authority control as a minor edit? Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 03:11, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

@ElKevbo: Sure - I can do that. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:12, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks so much! ElKevbo (talk) 06:03, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
@ElKevbo: Any time. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:49, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

University College DublinEdit

I find it quite bizarre that there is a category for alumni but not faculty. Would it be possible to add it? This list might be a place to start: List of University College Dublin people. (Obviously, I am working on an article of a woman who fits this category and it would be nice to have it.) Gracias, mi amigo. SusunW (talk) 19:19, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

@SusunW: Try Category:Academics of University College Dublin - British/Irish university categories use the term "Academics" instead of faculty. Why, I am not sure... --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:32, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
Weird I never got the ping, but appreciate the answer. So another question, why is there not a redirect, as it makes zero sense to me that one should have to spend time searching for a category and not find it simply because it is in a different form???? SusunW (talk) 17:45, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@SusunW: There was a typo when I wrote out the ping initially. I didn't think it should have affected matters - it didn't "ping" the first time because I forgot to close the brackets - but evidently it did. Sorry about that.
As to why there's no redirect - that I cannot say. I'll go ahead and create one in a bit. It might be worth checking into other "academics of" categories for the same reason...perhaps when I have a moment later this week. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:48, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
Obviously none of this is urgent, but it certainly would make it easier for writers. So many wp processes are not intuitive and the search engine ... don't get me started. :) SusunW (talk) 17:57, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@SusunW: *sigh* Yes, the search engine...I loathe it just as much.
I think one of the biggest problems with the category tree is that people who create categories often forget that HotCat will respond to a redirect by populating the correct category. It's one of the reasons I like and use the tool as much as I do, and why I try to create category redirects whenever I get the chance. I know it's a complicated process...insofar as I've learned anything about it, I've done so out of necessity more than anything else. (I won't figure it out unless I learn it, so I might as well learn it.)
Anyhow, I'm in the middle of running a project with AWB that I will hopefully finish tomorrow - I'll give some thought to looking at category redirects to create after that. Shouldn't take too long. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:23, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, BariEdit

Hi, dear Ser Amantio di Nicolao, how are you? Me fine!

Please, I've opened this short page, and I ask 3 minutes of your time to read it and correct my mistakes. Thanks a lot for your help, have a nice Sunday!

Rei Momo (talk) 23:52, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

How do you edit so much in one day?Edit

Today (March 8), you did more than a thousand edits in only a few hours. How do you edit so much in one day? Chrisnait (talk) 17:49, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

@Christnait: WP:AWB - it allows me to do a lot of semi-automated edits in a relatively short amount of time. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:50, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@Ser Amantio di Nicolao: How do you use WP:AWB? Chrisnait (talk) 17:53, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@Christnait: The link will provide you with instructions - you need to request access before you can use it. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:54, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Mozambican television seriesEdit

 

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Apologies, I marked the page as unpatrolled in error, I have since marked as reviewed. --John B123 (talk) 07:58, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
@John B123: 'S quite alright. There are so many buttons anymore that I live in deathly fear of poking the wrong one someday and bringing the whole house of cards crashing down. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa.

Authority control for locationsEdit

Could you please stop adding "authority control" to municipalities, and remove it again from where you did add it. It is a rather pointless addition, with a VIAF which adds nothing, Worldcat links which return a 404 error or that are simply wrongCity of Brussels?, useless Musicbrainz links[1], ... Probably some links are correct and even useful to someone, but the majority is simply noise. Fram (talk) 08:00, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

@Fram: Is this in regards to Belgian municipalities specifically? Because I've added it to a number of other countries' articles as well, without any angst it seems. That said, if it's patently wrong for Belgian locations I'm happy to reverse the edits. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:31, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
I have only looked at Belgian municipalities, as I have many of those on my watchlist, so your edits were quite visible :-) I have no idea if the quality is better for other countries, so my post was only about Belgian ones, yes! Fram (talk) 14:52, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
@Fram: OK, then. I won't be able to get to it until later tonight, but it shouldn't take too long to make the fix. Thanks for the tip. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:59, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

The same has been added to many aerodromes (which are numerous on my watchlist :) ). What is the use or advantage? Why add this? Jan olieslagers (talk) 05:58, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

@Jan olieslagers: - see Wikipedia:Authority control for more. I've started adding it to airport articles because it was already on a lot to begin with.
That being said, @Fram: - it should be gone from all the Belgian localities by now. I still think it's going to be readded eventually, but if there are a lot of errata I don't mind doing the cleanup now. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:22, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Donna GabacciaEdit

Me again, with a pesky how do you do it easily question. :) Is there a magic wand that will tie her to the hundreds of articles on WP for which she is referenced as author? SusunW (talk) 21:28, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

@SusunW: AutoWikiBrowser could do it, potentially, depending on the way in which the references are formatted. I'll need to take a look - let me see what I can come up with. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:46, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Gracias. The thought of individually changing them all is mind-boggling. I did 3, and then figured there must be a better way. SusunW (talk) 21:52, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
@SusunW: That should do the trick. Any place else her name turns up in references, it's in template form and I can't figure a way of creating a link within the template. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:15, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Not sure I understand "within a template"... do you mean like inserting "|author-linkX=Donna Gabaccia" (where X varies according to which author number they are) in like a book cite? But, regardless, she is linked to way more now than when I started, so I'm happy. I truly appreciate your help. SusunW (talk) 22:24, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
@SusunW: Sort of...only her name is divided. So, "firstname=Donna|lastname=Gabaccia", that sort of thing. There's no way that I know to create a decent link from that sort of template. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:25, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Still not sure I understand the issue. Do you mean like it is split in this citation? Inserting author-linkX, as shown {{cite journal |last1=Donato |first1=Katharine M. |last2=Gabaccia |first2=Donna |author-link2=Donna Gabaccia |last3=Holdaway |first3=Jennifer |last4=Manalansan, IV |first4=Martin |last5=Pessar |first5=Patricia R. |title=A Glass Half Full? Gender in Migration Studies |journal=The International Migration Review |date=Spring 2006 |volume=40 |issue=1 |pages=3–26 |url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/27645577 |accessdate=March 15, 2020 |publisher=[[SAGE Publishing|Sage Publications]] for the Center for Migration Studies of New York, Inc. |location=Thousand Oaks, California |issn=0197-9183 |oclc=195062021}}{{sfn|Green|2017|p=66}} as an example will render a link to her article. SusunW (talk) 22:34, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
@SusunW: That's what I'm talking about, yes - but I never realized we had that capability in putting together references. You learn something new every day. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 23:41, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
I am totally shocked that I know how to do something that you did not. Wonders shall never cease. ;) SusunW (talk) 04:41, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
@SusunW: Oh, if you only knew how much I hate formatting references... The automated tools are my friends. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 05:16, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
It's one of the few technical things I know how to do. I just wish they would fix the drop down boxes in the editing screen so that 1) we had more choices and 2) so that they were uniform, i.e. journal cites have no archive-url box, but they are the only one that has a box for trans-title. *sigh* SusunW (talk) 15:02, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
@SusunW: The problem is, I've been around here for so long that I learned the referencing system before all these bells and whistles showed up. So I keep doing my own little rudimentary thing. Seems to work out, for the most part. :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:00, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

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Roberto AccorneroEdit

Hi dearest Ser Amantio di Nicolao, how are you?

Me, my family, my girlfriend are well, also if it seems really a war!!! I stay home with telework, but everthing it's harder, sigh-sigh...

I've opened also this little page, and I'm asking if you, pelase, can read it to correct my poor mistakes. Thanks a lot for your important hel, have a nice week end!!!

Rei Momo (talk) 08:52, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Template:The Great Britain and Ireland Destubathon bannerEdit

Hi, can you place this in the talk pages at the top on all the contest entries? Currently 646 articles. And ensure the remaining ones done get it at a later date, cheers.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:51, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld: Sure. I have one task in front of it, but it shouldn't take long - I ought to be able to finish it up tonight. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:56, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
@Dr. Blofeld: Done. I'll do another run in a couple of weeks when the contest is over. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:09, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for adding these: looks good. But I wonder if it ought to go after the WikiProject banners? I think that {{WP Bio}} is supposed to come first so that the BLP message, when present, is the top, ie most prominent, thing on the talk page (but can't on a very quick search find chapter and verse for this!). PamD 12:23, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
@PamD:} Truth be told, I'm also not sure - thinking back to the banners I've seen, they've always been at the very top. But I take your points - I'll keep them in mind for the next set. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:52, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
The WiR banners all go at the bottom. PamD 19:17, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Does it really matter??♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:19, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I think the point about making the BLP statement prominent does matter. I've found WP:TALKORDER which specified that among Wikiproject banners {{WP Bio}} has to come first for biographies. It would also be appropriate if the WP:TGBID banner was in the same place as the WiR banners, as it's a similar sort of improvement effort. PamD 19:23, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
@PamD: I'll take that under advisement for the next time I do one of these runs. There should be a way to bend AWB to my will if need be - I just need to figure out how. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:12, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Draft:Filelakeshoe to User talk:FilelakeshoeEdit

Please restore it.It was a mistake.Caused by a finger slipping on a mouse button.Thanks.CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 08:26, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

@CAPTAIN RAJU: Done. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:28, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much.CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 08:31, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
@CAPTAIN RAJU: Any time - I think we've all been there, with slipping mice. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:32, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

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Joint Committee Against CommunismEdit

You seem to read some of the entries I start: here's one, recently created, in case you're interested: Joint Committee Against CommunismAboudaqn (talk) 02:06, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Why?Edit

Curious: I see you do this a lot. Why did you remove this subject from a list of Illustrators, when the lede says he is? [2] Thanks. Maineartists (talk) 00:38, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@Maineartists: The article is in the subcategory Category:American children's book illustrators. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:39, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
So? His Bibliography clearly shows that he does not illustrate exclusively for children's books. Still not seeing the reasoning for removing the page from the category. Thanks. Maineartists (talk) 02:01, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
@Maineartists: Well...that makes it tricky. Per Wikipedia:Categorization#Subcategorization: Apart from certain exceptions (i.e. non-diffusing subcategories, see below), an article should be categorised as low down in the category hierarchy as possible, without duplication in parent categories above it. Hence the reason for my edit. That being said...cases like this are special cases. I have an idea for a workaround in the category tree, but I probably won't be able to implement it until tomorrow. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:06, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm just curious, as I'm still learning after all these years. I try to add subcategories when I create new (stub) articles, but I'm not very good at it. Normally, editors swoop by and either add or remove. Just trying to figure out what was going on with this one. Thanks for the explanation! I know you know what you're talking about / doing. Maineartists (talk) 03:06, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
@Maineartists: Well...I don't, really, but I guess I bluff well. Thanks for the compliment. :-)


Categorization is an imperfect science, to be sure - this is a perfect example of why. I'll work up my workaround and let you know what it looks like. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 03:09, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

ApologiesEdit

That message on your talk page that I self-reverted was a Huggle misfire, I am still learning about all the features of Huggle :) Aasim 22:56, 28 March 2020 (UTC)